Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers - Greater Love Hath No Man

Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, Grace Cunard, and Dorothy Davenport Reid
Year: 2018

Set in a Gold Rush-era mining camp, this film follows the plight of a young man in love with one of the lone female miners, who totes a gun and pans for her own gold. His affections are unrequited, but when "Mexican" miners threaten the mining superintendent, sure that he is short-changing them, Jake steps in to save him and the woman, only to die in her arms. As with ALGIE THE MINER and THE LITTLE RANGERS, the western U.S. becomes a landscape where gender norms can be explored and expanded.

"A corrective to our collective amnesia. A thrilling look at the variety of films made by women, most before they won the right to vote."

"Provides a rare opportunity to see some of the greatest films helmed by early Hollywood’s intrepid women... filling in the blanks of the past and reclaiming the medium’s forgotten stories."

"One of this year’s most essential archival box sets."

"This is nirvana for keen purchasers ready to immerse themselves in a blossoming new expression started over 100 years ago. To those even remotely interested - Kino's 6 Blu-ray package is strongly recommended!"

" essential piece of film history, and engaging viewing besides."

"Film fans, rejoice! The true history of the motion picture industry just got a bit more complete."

"This wonderful box set would make a perfect gift for anyone interested in women in film or in film history."

" of the most important disc sets of 2018, and it's the perfect gift for the serious cinephile."

Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, Grace Cunard and Dorothy Davenport Reid